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In the Room Part 1: Training Days with MSU-N Wrestling

Tough and Talented Lights not afraid to embrace the grind


October 3, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern senior Chris Nile, right, battles on the mat during Lights' wrestling practice on Tuesday. The Lights, who have big goals for the upcoming season, are in the early stages of preparing for the 2018-19 campaign.

The most time a college wrestler spends on the mat in a given match is seven minutes. But the time that a wrestler puts in to get to that seven minutes is a whole different story. And any wrestler will say, most of the time, that training isn't just a grind, it isn't hard work, no, the training and grind to put it bluntly sucks.

Right now the Montana State University-Northern Lights are grinding. Official practices started last week for the Lights and longtime head coach Tyson Thivierge. With hopes high for the upcoming season - the Lights return one of the top teams in the NAIA this seaso...

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